|Eelmusic - RUiNU|
RUiNU - Eelmusic RUiNU, from Prague, Czech Republic, is one of the creepiest bands in the world, and Eelmusic, slithering through the wet intestines of musical consciousness, infects, even stains the spaces it is played in with its sense of dread. This music is an empty void into which tradition and emotion are pulled and crushed beyond recognition.Â This is not classical music, and it is certainly not rock...
Downloads: 989 (1 review)
|Named Entities - Tag Cloud|
Tag Cloud is Chris Videll: analog electronics, sk1, montron, shruti box, gongs, tibetan bowls, bells, pedals, fx, processing, pitch pipe.
Keywords: electroacoustic; sound sculpture; drone
Downloads: 990 (1 review)
|Still Life in Silent Rooms - Gary Rouzer|
Performed, recorded, edited, and mixed by Gary Rouzer using field recordings, cello, objects, analog electronics, and his niece's half size violin. Artwork by Victor Rouzer. Completed January 2012. http://amptext.wordpress.com/
Keywords: field recordings; free improv
Downloads: 841 (1 review)
|Violet+Bertrand Denzler - The Long March - Violet+Bertrand Denzler|
Four compositions for alto sax, autoharp, prepared record player and sampler. Free music, lowercase reflections, and all out noise using extended performance techniques.
Keywords: Free Jazz
Downloads: 16,839 (1 review)
|Confessions of a Rogue Taxidermist - Blue Sausage Infant|
BLUE SAUSAGE INFANT is the work of Chester Hawkins of Washington DC. Since 1986, BSI has produced music that combines aspects of noise, drone, Krautrock, sample-plundering, dark ambient, and kosmische electronica to produce a multi-layered feast for the brain. Hawkins describes his music as "mean-spirited euphoria," a complex breed of long-form psychedelia with a hint of paranoia to augment the bliss.....
Keywords: drone; psychedelic; noise; kosmiche
Downloads: 769 (1 review)
|Olive Days - Rafael Flores|
Part of the CONSUME BUY 2006 series of limited run cdrs that were available only during 2006, then promptly discontinued.
Keywords: Abstract; Musique ConcrÃ¨te
Downloads: 438 (1 review)
|the backside memories - kitty_kit|
kitty_kit is Hubert Napiorski's improvisational alias focusing on getting as much as possible and as little as it is impossible from acoustic instruments and devices. Tracklist : 1 Unseen search 2 scamming and loosened loose ends 3 Noir and Czarny 4 Picnic Basket 5 Seven seconds and after that more 6 The garden behind the schoolyard Instruments: acoustic laptops, kalimbas http://astipalearecords.blogspot.com
Keywords: improv; experimental; acoustic
Downloads: 676 (1 review)
|Northern Machine - Live at Sonic Circuits - Northern Machine|
This recording documents Northern Machine's live Performance on October 7, 2006 at the Sonic Circuits Festival of Experimental Music in Washington DC. Northern Machine are Pat Gillis: synths, organ, effects. Bill Warford: Bass guitar, psaltry, bowls, effects. http://www.hc3music.com/nm.htm
Keywords: dark ambient drone electronic music
Downloads: 6,942 (2 reviews)
|Undisturbed - RDK|
RDK’s Undisturbed e.p. blends traditionally inspired spacemusic and seventies synth textures with lightly sprinkled circuit bent sounds. Three long form excursions are separated by three shorter ones. From the floating ambient of Undisturbed to the “Klaus Schultz dry-humping Wendy Carlos” vibe of the closing track Ying Ling, RDK cover a lot of ground in 26 minutes. Fyrall del Rey features the Ciat-Lonbarde Fyrall instrument playing lead over David Rickert and Davis White’s slowly cascadi...
Keywords: Ambient, Electronic, Spacerock
Downloads: 8,062 (1 review)
|Blue Sausage Infant - Egg - Blue Sausage Infant|
Washington DC native Chester Hawkins has peformed as BLUE SAUSAGE INFANT since 1986, combining elements of psychedelia, brutalist noise, tribal beats, circular krautrock riffing, and bleak ambience. Instrumentation involves a mix of electronics and organics: Everything from digital synths to scrap aluminum and electric toothbrushes. The idea is to induce trance states by any means necessary. "Egg" was recorded live on 14dec08 at the Pyramid Atlantic in Silver Spring, Maryland...
Keywords: psychedelic drone; electronic; experimental
Downloads: 699 (1 review)
|Vol.50 - CEZAR|
Cezary Gapik (also know as CEZAR) was born in Czestochowa, Poland in 1963. He started his musical activity in 1980 as an animator of punk rock bands. Soon enough he discovered new sounds which were brought by the punk rock rebellion. Cabaret Voltaire, Public Image Ltd. or other ânew waveâ bands had an enormous influence on the perception of music by Cezar. Plunging into the fundaments of musical avant-garde (Karlheinz Stockhausen, Morton Feldman, Luc Ferrari, La Monte Young), the appearance of...
Keywords: electronic; drone
Downloads: 624 (1 review)
|Psicotruchas Around the World - Earzumba/Paulo Beto/Eloi Silverstre|
The ever so active Christian Dergarabedian, aka C.D., aka Earzumba dug up an old recording of him and two boys from Brazil, of whom I never heard: Paulo Beto, of the electronic bossa-nova project Anvil FX and Eloi Silvestre, who builds his own instruments from the trash. Together they operate analogue synths, laptop, tapes, radio and percussion. The recording is from 2002, but sounds still like a very fresh thing...
Keywords: electronic; experimental; free improv
Downloads: 14,095 (1 review)
|Blue Sausage Infant - Scapels for the Animal God - Chester Hawkins|
BLUE SAUSAGE INFANT is the work of Chester Hawkins of Washington DC. The sound of BSI lives somewhere in the space between noise and psychedelia, using a mixture of electronics, toys, and conventional instruments. The result stumbles between delicate ambience, krautrock-flavored trance music, and harsh brutalism. BSI has performed and recorded since 1988, including collaborations with Haunted Toilet, Lida Husik, New Carrollton, Delta of Venus, Changes to Blind, and Stolen Government Binder Clip...
Keywords: noise; drone; acid; experimental
Downloads: 927 (1 review)
|CD-R - Concentration - CD-R|
CD-R is the noisey future of russian youth. With their ep "Concentration" the listener is submerged in a nocturnal corridor of machine hum with the only respite being a blast of radio static and lofi noise played at over saturated levels. Then CD-R goes beneath audible levels to further destroy your subconscious mind. A pleasant operation is guaranteed. "Project CD-R started in December 2002(Moscow) by Nikita Golyshev and Stas Bobkin...
Downloads: 5,737 (8 reviews)
|Normal Music - Generic - Normal Music|
Yet another release by this mysterious project. Dark beats, drones, clicks&cunts.
Keywords: Deep techno; ambient, glitch, soundscapes
Downloads: 13,000 (6 reviews)
|V. - la55 [zero121v] - v.|
V.'s attempt to record an album of unlistenable music, that somehow ended up being, well, the opposite. Still filled with moments at their attempt to play something like rock with drums and guitar but they are way off the mark. Spastic improv falls into ambient abstractive beauty.
Downloads: 5,515 (1 review)
|Gauez pasatzen diren barkuentzako musika - Soinuaren historia naturalaren museoa|
The Natural History Museum of Sound was founded in the haunted house on Third Street in Louisville, Kentucky on a day in September of the year two thousand and one. Founding members were Tim Ruth, Zan Hoffman and Rinus van Alebeek (thatâs me writing this). In the weeks prior to the institution, the mansion had seen and heard many charming sounds. The result was that every single object be it animal, vegetal or mineral, was aurally possessed...
Keywords: drone; field recordings; experimental
Downloads: 749 (1 review)
|Dead+Hurt - Optotron EP - Dead+Hurt|
GLITCH PUNK LIVES! Two masters of drone pop and glitchcore join forces in this no holds barred demonstration of swedish glitch punk. Thomas Eklund (aka Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words) and Jonas Lindgren (Critikal, The Hurt I Feel Is My Hurt) mix up field recordings and electronics into this rhythmic outing with badasss 'tude.
Keywords: dark; avantgarde, drone; Doom Metal; Glitch Punk
Downloads: 7,048 (1 review)
|No Unauthorized - Invasion [zero141a] - No Unauthorized|
Originally released in 1987 on Watergate Tapes, this 8 song album by No Unauthorized is one of this french band's best releases. Landmark indie french electro pop from the hometaper underground. Catherine-Vocals, percussion, synthesizer Christian-drums, drum machine, bass, percussion, synthesizer Marc-Guitar, bass Michel-Synthesizers, tapes, guitar, ambiance, electronic devices Veronique-Vocals, percussion
Downloads: 8,801 (1 review)
|Second Violin - Victoria [zero107a] - Second Violin|
Free noise music improvisition of a surrealist nature mark the second album by Second Violin, recorded mostly live in Louisville, Kentucky during a 4 hour performance by Rinus Van Alebeek (vocals, feedback), Zan Hoffman (drawer, sampler) and Jeff Surak (prepared violin). Adam Bohman returns for a short appearance on one track. The second half is a live duet between Zan Hoffman and Jeff Surak on prepared violin and drawer.
Downloads: 9,644 (1 review)
|Myo - "Light" - Myo|
Myo is Cory O'Brien, an improviser who works with plexiglass, dry ice, and computer. 'Light' is a collection of live and studio recordings that focus on very active sounds in a minimal framework. Light was created with free software, and is licensed under a Creative Commons Sampling+ License. Art is by Aghost. myosound.com
Keywords: improvised; digital; noise music
Downloads: 1,776 (1 review)
|Caustic Castle - "Static Attack" - Caustic Castle|
Caustic Castle is Kenneth Yates, also of the improvised noise duo's Harm Stryker (w/ Constant Mauk) & Insects With Tits (w/ Chefkirk) and an organizer with the HzCollective [ http://hzcollective.blogspot.com ]. Kenneth Yates utilizes the no-input mixing technique coupled with live processing using the on-board mixer EQ's, various filters, effects pedals and aux-sends to re-route the paths in which the feedback loops interact...
Keywords: no input; electronic; experimental; noise
Downloads: 1,946 (3 reviews)
|Cheapmachines - Convergence - Cheapmachines|
Philip Julian has been an active part of the experimental music underground since the late 1990's recording various works under the name Cheapmachines which operates at the interface between noise electronics, generative software, field recordings, tape music and long-form drones. Contact microphones, amplified metal objects, domestic radio receivers, instrument effects pedals, environmental/found sounds, tape loops, damaged electrical devices, analogue synthesizers, turntables & prepared vinyl,...
Keywords: drone ambient noise
Downloads: 3,754 (2 reviews)
|Various Artists - Pandora's Wooden Bucket - International Experimental Electronic Music Compilation [zero134a] - various artists|
Pandora's Wooden Bucket was originally released as a 2xc90 set in 1989 on Watergate Tapes. On each side were two groups from a particular country exploring a particular theme. Netherlands - Death: Death Pact, Odal France - Sex: Vox Populi!, No Unauthorized Italy - Revolution: F.A.R., Lyke Wake Germany - Sleep: Cinema Verite, Die Rache
Downloads: 21,016 (4 reviews)
|Sumerki Project - Salve - Sumerki Project|
Sumerki Project - Salve This group, headed by Jevgeni Zolotorevski, from Tallinn, Estonia. Sumerki create modern electro pop with a dark experimental edge. 1. Salve 2. Requiem for Ilja Redikson 3. Dusha Velichit 4. Coda Jevgeni Zolotorevski - analogue keyboards, sound effects, declamation Anna Docenko - humming, Russian Orthodox singing, electric organ Damian Skowron - Gregorian singing Virsik - chewing cat sounds Mihhail Yasinover - electric guitar Nastya Pechegina - crying child sounds
Keywords: Experimental; Dark Ambient; dubtech, electro, experimental
Downloads: 6,088 (1 review)
|-1348- - Diary of the Plague Years [zero103a] - -1348-|
This is collection of tracks spanning the life span of -1348- from 1983 to 1991 and was released on Staalplaat's Bake Records imprint. It includes the best tracks from several cassette only releases by Watergate Tapes. The music ranges from harsh noise to surrealist compositions.
Downloads: 20,370 (1 review)
|Diensteingang - das naturhistorische museum der klänge|
Rinus Van Alebeek & Tibor Macek's latest outing under the nom de plume das naturhistorische museum der klänge is an excusion to places unknown, where pigs fly and ice cream is just around the corner. Field recordings, snatches of dialogue, random singing, and a little pig combine to make a true hero sandwich.
Keywords: Field Recordings; Experimental; Musique Concrete
Downloads: 17,607 (1 review)
|Zanoisect - Museum Of Frenzy [zero110a] - Zanoisect|
Museum of Frenzy was recorded at various museums of the Smithsonian Institution using three cheap low quality portable tape recorders-one cheap "boombox" and 2 dictaphones. Zan and Jeff each recorded the environment. when they each had thirty minutes they switched tapes, and played back what was recorded and that was re-recorded onto one of the tapedecks. they walked around and played the tapes, waved them around, played with the volume, cover the speakers with their hands, changed the playback ...
Keywords: Found Sounds
Downloads: 2,139 (1 review)
|Dead Violets - Organ Grinder - Dead Violets|
Dead Violets is Jeff Surak of Violet and Thomas Ekelund of Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words doing free form noise and drones. This 3 track ep is a mashup of subterranean pulses, electro-acoustic static, and damaged electronics. more info: http://www.zeromoon.com/violet/ http://www.deadwords.org
Keywords: drone; noise; dark ambient; death metal; grindcore; experimental
Downloads: 5,718 (1 review)
|Ubeboet - Red and Black Remixes - Ubeboet|
Ubeboet (m.a.tolosa) invited 4 artists to remix his excellent album "black and red" which was released by earlabs in 2005. The original work featured field recordings, radio and turntables. Here each artist-Asher, Arturas Bumsteinas, Mathieu Ruhlman, Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words-picked one track and deconstructed it to create a new work. m.a.tolosa also runs the fine con-v label.
Keywords: drone; field recordings; experimental; lowercase; lofi; remixes
Downloads: 8,767 (1 review)
|Various Artists - Raped By 4 Valentines Day - Compilation With Controlled Bleeding, F/i, 37 Pink [zero135a] - Controlled Bleeding, F/i, 37 Pink|
Cassette compilation originally released by Watergate Tapes in 1985 featured three leading hometaper/experimental artists of the day: Controlled Bleeding, F/i, 37 Pink.
Downloads: 113,966 (2 reviews)
|Kapotte Muziek - An Apology is Necessary - Kapotte Muziek|
This anthology covers the first three years of the legendary Dutch project Kapotte Muziek, created by Frans De Waard. "Yes it is. You are about to hear and view material that was released by Kapotte Muziek in 1988. It was an anthology of works from the first three and half years of existence. A lifetime it seemed back then, a mere drop in time when I look back on it now. I compiled this tape in 1988 for the US branche of my label Korm Plastics, run by Jeff Surak, who was the driving force behind...
Keywords: Noise; Experimental
Downloads: 20,596 (3 reviews)
|R.R. Habarc - Nem Itt, Nem Most - R.R. Habarc|
R.R. Habarc is based in Budapest, Hungary and created this audio score for Gyula Valkó and Ákos Bánki's live mud painting project. Nem Itt, Nem Most (Not Here, Not now) contains only electronically made sounds and uses only one stereo channel. Pulsing electronics and subsonic surreal drones are the focus of this work.
Downloads: 3,157 (2 reviews)
|V. - LLE ' nipbuillapan hinpia [zero125v] - v.|
V.'s proclivity for absurd titles at full tilt on this album. LLE ' nipbuillapan hinpia features dark rhythmic exercises interspursed with short blasts of textured noise all culled from percussion, prepared violin, hurdy gurdy, tapes, and knives.
Downloads: 1,726 (2 reviews)
|Arturas Bumsteinas - Placido - Arturas Bumsteinas|
Arturas Bumsteinas is a digital media artist from Vilnius, Lithuania. He has released several works in MP3 and CDR format, and performs frequently in various countries of Europe. Placido explores a number of approaches to digital music: at times abstract, other times the source material floats to the surface, only to shatter into a million fragments. "at the same time when i was editing these tracks Laura was sitting by the warm stove and doing some needlecraft...
Downloads: 9,987 (4 reviews)
|Zavoloka - I - Kateryna Zavoloka|
Kateryna Zavoloka hails from Kiev and here she dishes up some sweet tracks comprised of rich and abstract analogue/digital noise, melodies and idm like drums. http://www.zavoloka.com
Downloads: 8,855 (1 review)
|Violet Shifts - Resita Mold [zero009r] - Violet Shifts|
Violet Shifts - Resita MoldA collaboration by Jeff Surak and Frans De Waard resulted in this exercise for acoustic drones using autoharp and guitar. A clear ringing sound with pulses and humming. Hypnotic. This includes a bonus track not available on the original 20 3" release.
Downloads: 2,704 (2 reviews)
|Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words - Scars/Shards - Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words|
All source sounds recorded on a Sanyo M-5799 micro cassette recorder between the 10th and 14th of October, 2005. Edited and processed on the 13th and 14th of October 2005. Dedicated to the shards and the scars you left behind. www.deadwords.org
Keywords: Antimusic; Drone Pop
Downloads: 3,000 (1 review)
|CD-R - Hide and Seek - CD-R|
CD-R is a young Moscow project by Nikita Golyshev. Use of old soviet synths and effects combined with modern techniques and laptop makes an interesting combination of different styles of noise music - "fusion noise." Noisey, fractured soundscapes transform into broken rythms and melodys. This is the second release by CD-R for zeromoon
Keywords: Noise; Experimental
Downloads: 11,210 (1 review)
|Mystery Hearsay - Honey Anvil Syrup [zero139a] - Mystery Hearsay|
The second part of the Mystery Hearsay trilogy for zeromoon. The beat is ferocious, the guitars seering, this is old school post industrial beats at its heaviest and finest. Heavy mixing and editing by MC Ladno.
Keywords: Rhythmic Noise
Downloads: 2,915 (1 review)
|Tube Alloys - Tube Alloys|
Music labels are bombarded by demos, more than they possibly can ever listen to. Sometimes a few demos rise above the onslaught and demonstrate originality and hold your attention. But a small label can't release everything on a CD. So what does one do with the good music that one gets and can't afford to release? Tube Alloys is a project by Zan Hoffman (zh27.org) and Jeff Surak that combines, smelts, and delivers a new work derived from the best parts of some very good demos...
Downloads: 1,948 (2 reviews)
|Kotra - Volt (Fire II) - Kotra|
Kotra, aka Dmytro Fedorenko, explores extreme audio terroritory. Or should one say audio terror? With this EP he presents 5 tracks of intense, minimal frequencies. The emphasis here is on testing your pain threshhold. Also doubles as a sonic enema. Not responsible for hearing damage or blown speakers. Visit kotra's site for info on his excellent CD "Dissilient" and other fine releases. http://www.kotra.org.ua
Downloads: 2,223 (2 reviews)
|Reche+Ubeboet - coll.01 - Reche+Ubeboet|
This is a collaboration between Pablo Reche (Buenos Aires) and Ubeboet (Madrid) and was recorded in 2004-2005. Not your typical boring ambient sounds, Reche+Ubeboet prove to be masters of the drone genre presenting three tracks filled with suspense and tension.
Keywords: Experimental; Drone
Downloads: 4,220 (1 review)
|V. - pbpagarol fiancees [zero123v] - v.|
Material featured on this recording extracted and decomposed from previous v... releases and unreleased sources. Extreme glitch noise concrete. A classic album by v.Originally released by Staalplaat's Bake Records imprint and 2 separate editions by zeromoon. All out of print.
Downloads: 1,536 (1 review)
|V. - awrkid [zero120v] - v.|
One of the most popular albums by V. covers a wide terrritory of sounds and styles from ambient glitch, free improv noise, and ambient field recordings. Using a wide array of instruments from hurdy gurdy, drums, samplers, tape, and found objects, v. creates a potent mix.This release was originally made for the Black Orchid label as cassette release. However 2 CDR editions were released by Zeromoon, the first 20 in a deluxe canvas and wooden cover, the second 100 copies in the standard Zeromoon v...
Downloads: 2,363 (1 review)
|Andrey Kiritchenko interprets Second Violin - VE.COND.SIO.LIN - Andrey Kiritchenko|
Andrey Kiritchenko (www.nexsound.org) is well known from his CD releases on Zeromoon, Adnauseum, and his own Nexsound imprint. Here he remixes a track from Second Violin's "Victoria", which was a live improvisation between Zan Hoffman on prepared drawer (a dresser drawer with wires and strings attached and filled with trash) and Jeff Surak on prepared violin (as depicted on the release cover). You can hear the original acoustic improv here: http://www.archive.org/details-db.php?mediatype=audio&i...
Downloads: 1,980 (1 review)
|New Carrollton - That Was Really Great [zero111a] - New Carrollton|
This is a collection of odds and ends and rareties. Live bits, compilation tracks, alternate versions, lost works scanning almost the entire lifespan (1986-1991) of the infamous Washington DC area agricultural band (as in pre-industrial).
Downloads: 2,318 (2 reviews)
|Violet - Let the Sunshine In [zero003] - Violet|
Violet's first release "Let the Sunshine In" is a surreal and warm holiday of sound. Using a record player, guitar, autoharp and tape nothing really sounds like it is. Strange and dark. "Violet, one of the formations that remixed and reconstructed a track by Andrey Kiritchenko, released a 3 " CD on the same label, being Zeromoon. This 3" subtitled Music for record player, guitar, autoharp, tape features four tracks...
Downloads: 13,039 (1 review)
|Violet - Sometimes in The Quietest of Moments... [zero002r] - Violet|
Violet's "Sometimes in The Quietest of Moments the Pipes Don't Fit and the Bathtub Makes you Scream and the Toaster Wants Your Blood" is a remix of the MiniDisk release by Sweden's WNQST//LNGRN - "Sometimes in the Same Night That's Everywhere The Same Right Now & Forevermore" - a 2 hour+ drone fest, condensed into 9 tracks on one 3" cdr. Drones, abrasive skips, and minimalism. Limited edition of 23 copies long out of print...
Downloads: 4,510 (1 review)
|New Carrollton - If He's an Ass Here, He Won't Be a Horse There [zero131a] - New Carrollton|
The only "studio" recording by 2nd period of New Carrollton where everything was not just a live recording session. Heavily under the influence of Nurse With Wound at the time, NC assembled this strange album that was released as a 90 minute cassette tape by Watergate Tapes in 1986. It was later reissued as a 60 minute cdr by Staalplaat's Bake Records imprint. Editing the original tape to 60 minutes was easy to do, since the original release included intentional filler material, to confuse the l...
Downloads: 3,522 (1 review)